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these back to school sales? >>> and they're calling it karmageddon. an event so big, how one major city is gearing up to go nowhere fast. >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly >>> from nbc world headquarters in new york this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> as we come on air this sunday meeti ievening a criticag is under way with president obama at the white house. standing in the way, republic republicaninrepublicans trying to hold the line against tax increases and democrats unhappy over changes to medicare and medicaid. hanging in the balance, an august 2nd deadline to give the government authority to borrow the money it needs to pay its bills. nbc's mike viqueira is at the white house to bring us the latest. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. the president is at this moment in the cabinet room, the west wing. house and senate leaders, republican and democrat. at the top of the meeting reporters asked the president whether he needs to come to an a agreeme agreement. there's an impasse now over the nex
at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting bit. >>> in the m
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
if there is a chance to put this big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were very close to having this deal last week, that in many ways this speech was almost a post-mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen and no matter what happens here at the end of the day the debt ceiling is probably going to go up, nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats who said to me would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he calls republican activism, so much so that we hear capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail representatives. it sounds like he spooked main street. will he also speak wall street? >> no, wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators from 9:05 and 9:20, then i came right back. nobody is buying the panic or skyrocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are prepare for a default. >> there's a possibility that we could default. it will be short term.
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was minimal. >> it does come down fast and furious every once in a while. this was a big one. market street was a river. >> reporter: things are pretty much back to normal. you will find trash bags where people picked up debris that was left behind. fredericks's flood control system at carol creek spared the historic from disaster. it was built after the city flooded in the 1960s. >> underneath that aring a arin aqueducts. >> reporter: this shows cars about to float away at a condo complex. you were showing the water came up to the sign here? >> came up about right here, right past the sign. see where everything just rest underneath the car and everything. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. >>> closer to washington, the storm took a toll on trees and power lines and led to yet another difficult commute home for many across the area. jackie bensen continues our team coverage. she's live in bethesda. >> reporter: as usual, most of the damage and inconvenience was caused by this area's large, old trees. people ran for cover as the skies opened in the humid late afternoon, grabbing for umbre
while. >>> a big scare in north carolina's outer banks. a 6-year-old girl attacked by a shark in a foot and a half of water. her mother was just a few feet away. luckily, this little girl survived. we're going to be there live in just a little while. >>> plus, important health advise for women, new recommendation on when and how often you should get a mammogram. it's confusing. it contradicts another recommendation that came out a year and a half ago. what are women to do. dr. nancy schneiderman will be here to sort it out. >>> let's begin with the dramatic end to the shuttle program this morning. tom costello is at the kennedy space center. you had a front row seat, what was it like? >> it was a dramatic and emotional day here. and now it's over. the space shuttle program ongoing for 30 years since '81 is now in the history books. "atlantis" came down at 5:37 eastern time. "atlantis" tracked 307 days in orbit. it came to rest on runway 1-5. the sights and sounds as "atlantis" came in for a landing. >> landing gear down and locked. having fired the imagination of a generation, a ship li
on the big screen. a big era. joining us once again is tracy grant of kids post. nice to see. >> you great to be with you, eun. >> your book of the week may be familiar because this was a movie that came out a couple years ago. >> that's right. our book club, which again this year is books and movies, what's better. fantastic mr. fox. >> amazing. >> the mean farmer, mr. fox outfoxing. and this is reviewed in wednesday's kids post. anybody who wants information about our summer book club, it's all at kidspost.com. >> next, a fabulous exhibit at the maryland science center. and this is always a great place to go for kids. >> maryland science center. i was just up there. it is just terrific. but this summer they are kicking off the summer of irresponsible science. >> uh-oh. >> and this is where you should do it. this is a sphere that spews out toothpaste, enough to brush an elephant's tusk. >> who is going to clean that up? a mother i'm thinking. >> kids do it at the science center. up in the inner harbor through early august. >> they are allowed to do things they can't do at home. >> exactly
? >>> plus our big city crowd has gone a bit country this morning for one of the hottest acts around. blake shelton. look at that crowd. the cma's male vocalist of the year takes over our summer concert stage in the 8:30 half-hour. >>> first let's begin with this fatal fall at a baseball game. kim fisher from kxas the nbc station in dallas is at the rangers ballpark in arlington. kim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. everyone out here is simply in shock over what happened here last night. it started off as a typical play. josh hamilton, snagged a foul ball, he went to toss it up into the stands. but it is what happened in the seconds after that that simply shocked everyone. 39-year-old shannon stone who had come to the game with his son, reached out to grab that ball and he fell over the railing. now some of the people who were around did try to grab him but they just couldn't do it as he fell over. he did fall 20 feet but what we understand is that he was coherent while he was down there talking with paramedics, asking about his son, making sure his son was okay. some of the f
it flipped. that caused a big mess and even bigger traffic jams during the morning rush. the on-ramp at route 123 was closed for some time. the accident has since been cleared. also new today, one person is dead following a crash involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer in new york. police say the driver of the tractor-trailer died from his injuries. that crash happened on interstate 90, which is a main route through central new york. investigators say the bus, which was carrying about 50 people from ontario to new york city had experienced mechanical problems and it may have been pulling back on to the highway when the accident happened. about 20 of the passengers were taken to the hospital. >>> right now vice president joe biden is swearing in leon panetta as secretary of defense at the pentagon. you're looking at live pictures from there right now. panetta is taking over from robert gates, who served as defense secretaries under presidents bush and obama. the 73-year-old panetta was previously director of the cia. general david petraeus is taking over that position. panetta was chief of
in a very big bucket. >> any way you cut this data, it's lousy. >> reporter: the president called congressional leaders back to the white house on sunday to break the stalemate over the debt ceiling and government spending. democrats and republicans are united on one point. they don't like what they're hearing so far. >> we are not going to reduce the deficit or subsidize tax cuts for the rich on the backs of america's seniors. and working families. >> there is no agreement in private or in public. and as the president said yesterday, we are this far apart. >> reporter: the white house is lowering expectations for sunday's meeting, predicting bottom lines, but not breakthroughs. on capitol hill, brian mooar, news4. >>> and we've got some nasty weather moving into our area. let's get the latest from doug. >> yeah, hey, guys. a couple of things. first off, severe thunderstorm warning just issued for prince george's county and anne arundel county running until 4:45 this evening. bigger issue is towards frederick county where we do have some severe flooding going on right there. flash
's already dead. that's a big lie. >> reporter: on wednesday, casey's parents, cindy and george left home again with nothing to say publicly. the anthony family has received death threats. while outside of the courthouse, mike estherly put a sign in her window that reads "baby killer". >> how can she be free after she killed her baby. >> reporter: most protesters are venting anger, there's always a possibility one could act out, targeting tanthony family, including casey when she's released or the 12 jurors. >> some of them will be vetted and found out and people will know who they are and they're terrified of that coming out. >> it's unclear when casey is released either today or ever if she'll earn money off of her notoriety. to that end, the state has filed a motion to tax her if she is earning any profits after this. there is a law in florida that allows the prosecution to recover the costs from the investigation and the prosecution and those costs easily exceed $1 million. >> kerry sanders, kerry, interesting point. mark lipman is george and cindy anthony's attorney. good morning to
to try to fight the current to get to finally what i call the big rock. it was a big island in the middle of this area about maybe five miles from where i started. >> and when you were discovered, were you still alone? how much time did you spend alone once you were finally out of the water? was there any chaos around you? try to describe the environment you were in. >> well, the environment to get to the big rock, first i was thrown into some huge boulders and i felt my body crushing so i had to jump out of there in order to keep from being knocked out or killed in the rocks. so i jumped to the other side, which was kind of a more smaller rocky beach area. i asked the lord to kind of give me a hand to get to the shore. and suddenly a big wave came over and i rolled with the wave in order to get to the shore. and i rolled again with the second wave hit and i rolled with the third and then i crawled to the beach. and i took my life vest off and put it on a stick to notify people i was there. i found a corner and i slept. my body was totally exhausted. >> after 16 hours, you can understand
, but this was a big one because market street was a river. >> reporter: things are pretty much back to normal, but you will find trash bags where people picked up debris left behind. the flood control system spared the district from disaster. it was built after the city flooded in the 1960s. >> underneath that are essentially aqua ducts so the city remains safe. >> reporter: much of the damage was caused by blocked storm drains. you were showing that the water came up to the sign here? >> yeah, came up about right here, right past the sign and everything. you see where everything just brushed right under the car. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. >> and a lot of people are still without power. right now pepco reporting about 18 people without -- or customers without power. 46 for dominion. and the bulk of the outages are with bge, about 2200 customers are without power right now. so the question this morning is what will mother nature bring us today? chuck bell is here with the answers and we hope we want to hear it. >> you'll like this forecast a lot. it will be beautiful outside. for today and for
big elections coming up all over the state. this is a question of who is going to take over the johnson's power position in prince george's connecticut in this void. is it going to be baker and curry and that group, or is it going to be an independent group of black leaders and come up from the grassroots to take over the power structure. so the sooner she's gone the more that coalition, the more that power fight will unfold. >> turning to metro, it was a tough week if you were trying to ride the rails. passengers needed hiking boots because they were malfunctioning around the area. they found flip-flops and sandals stuck in escalators. now, flip-flops don't help the situation anyway. >> no. and they have a continuing problem of inspecting equipment with shaping things up. they complain they don't have enough money. any number of things. staff is being improved since the horrible action we had last year. they're making progress. but things are tough. as one who used the subway this week it was rough. there was no escalator at my various stops. >> i don't know how to add to t
towards us in a big way. out there on a sunday morning, though, a gorgeous sunrise out there. mid-level clouds drifting harmlessly overhead. beautiful shot of the rising sun. sun officially up five minutes ago. so an early start to the day today. temperatures dropped mostly into the 60s. 66 in leesburg. 6 in fairfax. 70, fredericksburg. 73 in washington. 70 in gaithersburg, germantown and silver spring. the view here shows not a whole lot going to. we are waiting on high temperatures to start sneaking back in our direction. 79 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 85 by noon time. highs this afternoon up to 88, 89 degrees or so. if you're headed on down to the beach, it's going to be a great day at the coastline today both today and tomorrow. ocean temperature right now at 70 degrees. that's not too terribly bad. high temperatures low to mid-80s. plenty of sunshine for everybody who is heading on down to the beach. you're going to want to stay near the cool waters of the ocean because, man, is it going to be ugly hot around haoe. we could be looking at not one but two or three 100-degree days by t
. danella, good morning. how's it looking now? >> a look at our rails. big delay brunswick east. this is train number 890. your delay is now 20 minutes. also traveling 295 south, i still have an accident as you approach east capital street. it's going to block your far right lane. exercise caution as you drive 270 south. this is 66 at gallows road. so far 66 as you approach the beltway, it's not so bad. once you get inside the beltway, it's getting a little bit difficult. lanes are filling up. so far no accidents to report to you. another look at the beltway in maryland. this is at university boulevard. so far the beltway is clear inner loop and outer loop in maryland and no accidents to report at this time. joe and aaron, back to you. >> danella, thanks very much. >>> nobody is excused from the airport pat-downs these days. not even the former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. tmz snapped these pictures of him getting searched by security at chicago's o'hare airport on wednesday. he didn't seem to mind. his screening comes as many argue the pat-downs are too invasive. >>> m
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